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Article 1.7 Award Programs Linked to the Academic Performance Index (API) Specific Eligibility Criteria for the Certified Staff Performance Incentive Act   

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(a) To be eligible to receive awards under the Certified Staff Performance Incentive Act, school sites must have attained a statewide decile rank of 1-5 in the base year of the current growth API and must meet all of the relevant statutory requirements and each of the following requirements:

(1) Each school site must have improved by a minimum of two times its annual growth target on its API between the base year and the current growth year.

(2) All numerically significant ethnic or socioeconomically disadvantaged subgroups pursuant to Education Code section 52052(a) at a school must have improved by a minimum of two times their annual growth targets, except when the sum of a subgroup's growth target and the subgroup's API is greater than or equal to 800. In these cases, comparable improvement shall be defined as two times the distance from the subgroup's API to 800. In no case shall comparable improvement be less than 8 points.

(3) Each school site shall have the required participation rate for the current growth API, pursuant to Section 1032(i), as calculated by the California Department of Education. Each school must have been eligible for API awards in the year preceding the current API growth year.

(4) The local educational agency must complete an application on behalf of its eligible schools, which shall include:

(A) Certification that the data used in the API calculations from the schools is accurate, and

(B) The number of certificated positions on an FTE basis at each of the eligible schools pursuant to subdivision (b) below.

(b) To participate in the Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act (CSPIA) awards, school districts and charter schools shall certify, as appropriate, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) certificated employees employed by the school district or charter school, whether still resident in the school district or not, as of the second principal apportionment for the year in which the award was earned at each school site under their jurisdiction that is eligible for awards in accordance with Education Code section 44651.

1) The "number of full-time equivalent (FTE) certificated employees employed by the school district or charter school, whether still resident in the school district or not, as of the second principal apportionment" shall be defined as the number of funded certificated FTE positions at the school site as of the date established annually by the department pursuant to Education Code sections 41335 and 41601 for the submission by school districts of the attendance documents necessary for the department to prepare the second principal apportionment.

(2) "Employees at the school site" shall be defined as positions filled by individuals employed by the school district or charter school at least 50 percent of the school year in which the award was earned, and who spent at least 50 percent of his/her total annual work hours at school sites, and who spent at least 20 percent of his/her total annual work hours at the eligible school site working with pupils in any of grades K-12. County office of education and state employees are not eligible to participate.

(3) "Full-time equivalent (FTE) positions" may include "full-time" and "part-time" positions. A "full-time" certificated position shall be defined as a position filled by a person that is required to work a minimum of a six hour work day. Workdays longer than six hours, if in accordance with local collective bargaining agreements, should be used as the basis for "full-time" and "part-time" FTE calculation. One person cannot generate more than one FTE position. Part-time positions shall generate a partial FTE on a proportional basis.

(4) "Certificated employee" shall be defined as an employee in a position requiring certification and who holds a document issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing service in the public schools of California.

(5) "Document" shall be defined as a credential, emergency permit, or waiver issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(c) Starting in 2001-02, the deadline for submitting the application, including the certification of FTEs to the department shall be within the close of business on the 45th calendar day after the department's posting on its website of the certified list of schools eligible to receive the Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act award. If a school's application is not received by the department by the deadline, the school will not receive the award.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 44650(b)

Education Code 52057(a)

Reference:

Education Code 44650-44652

Education Code 44654(b)

(Amended by Register 2002, No. 2)